The curtain could be about to rise on a new film studio at a former Kelso church

It’s prayers to premieres at a former Kelso church earmarked for conversion into a film studio.

Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 11:50 am
The old North Trinity Church. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
The old North Trinity Church. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

The Gothic-style Trinity North building was built in 1886 but was decommissioned by the Church of Scotland in the late 1970s.

Since then it has had a number of owners before being purchased by Blue Mill Studios Ltd.

Plans have now been submitted to Scottish Borders Council from the Herefordshire-based applicant which would see the B-listed building in East Bowmont Street brought back into use in a new role and retained as a “major town feature”.

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A design statement outlines the varying fortunes of the structure since it was sold in the late 1980s.

It was first used as a workshop before plans to convert it to a residential property were drawn up and withdrawn in 1993.

The main church building would be used for film studio work and for community activities including exhibitions, meetings and local events.